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June 24, 2020

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The Press-Dispatch Wednesday, June 24, 2020 A-3 LOCAL Call: 812-354-8500 Email: or bring in a hard copy: 820 E. Poplar Street, Petersburg NEWS BRIEFS Blood drive at Petersburg Fire Station June 26 Pike County Public Library and Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church will co-host a community blood drive with the American Red Cross on June 26, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. EDT at the Petersburg Fire Dept., 624 E. Il- linois Street. For more information or to make an appointment to donate, call Carly Tegmeyer at 812-582-2096 or Nes Fenol at 812-789 -6076 or sign up online at redcross- 5K Life walk on Saturday, June 27 The Pregnancy Care Center of Washington will be having a 5K Life walk on Saturday, June 27. The walk begins at 9 a.m., with registration opening at 8:15 a.m. The walk starts and ends at the Eastside Park Ki- wanis Cabin in Washington. Cost to benefit the cen- ter is $20 per adult and $10 for children 12 and under. Registration forms are available online at Facebook. com/washpcc, and at the Pregnancy Care Center, 705 Troy Road, Washington. Call 812-257-1041 if you have any questions. If you are unable to walk, you can sponsor someone else who would like to walk. Walkers are encouraged to seek out sponsors. Walkers can have multiple spon- sors. Sponsors can donate any amount they desire to help the center. Forms are available to list sponsors and their donation amount. The Blue Jeans Center to host Sunday dinner The Blue Jeans Community Center in Monroe City will host Sunday dinner, June 28 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. There will be limited seating. Outside seating and carry-outs available. The menu will include: chicken and noodles, mashed potatoes, green beans, slaw, rolls and desserts. All proceeds benefit the center. Pregnancy Care center banquet July 23 The Pregnancy Care center of Washington is having their Gift of Life Banquet at the Simon J. Graber build- ing on July 23. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the banquet begins at 6:30 p.m. The speaker will be Angela Mint- er. She's President of Sisters for Life in Louisville, a dy- namic speaker and helps coordinate prayers in front of the abortion clinic in Louisville. The meal will be ca- tering. Tickets are available by calling 812-257-1041. You can also stop by and pick up tickets. Hours: Mon- day through Thursday. If you desire to, you can have tickets reserved and pay at the door. READER GUIDE Subscriptions: Change of address: subscribers changing addresses will please give old address as well as new one along with phone number. We cannot guarantee prompt change unless this is done. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to The Press-Dispatch., P.O. Box 68, Petersburg, IN 47567-0068 or e-mail to subscribe@ Subscription rates: One year: $31 for Pike County and all 475/476 zip codes; $34 in the state of Indiana; $51 elsewhere in the USA. Paid in advance. Subscriptions taken after noon on Friday will not receive a paper until the second edition after their subscription date. About us: Andy Heuring and John B. Heuring, Publishers Andy Heuring, Editor John B. Heuring, Adv. Mgr. Eric Gogel, Production Mgr. Monica Sinclair, Office Mgr. Cindy Petty, Adv. Sales Pam Lemond, Adv. Sales Kate Jones, Adv. Designer • • • Published every Wednesday by the Pike County Publishing Co. Phone: 812-354-8500 820 E. Poplar St., P.O. Box 68, Petersburg, IN 47567-0068 • • • Entered in the Post Office in Petersburg, Indiana for transmission through the mails as Periodical Mail, postage paid at Petersburg, Indiana – published weekly. (USPS 205-620) Contact us: Phone: ...................................................................812-354-8500 Fax: ....................................................................... 812-354-2014 E-mail: Andy Heuring, Editor Advertising General News Sports Subscription Services The family and staff of Harris Funeral Home During the COVID-19 lockdown, we served a number of families that were unfortunately deprived of the opportunity to receive their friends in the community through traditional visitation and public funeral service. As we remain the only county in Indiana with single-digit positive cases, we remember those families that made this sacrifice for the well-being of Pike County, and remind everyone that it's never too late to make a call or send a card to those folks that mourned privately during that time. Sacrifice for the Greater Gd Since 1870 8–7 • Monday 8–noon • Tuesday 10–7 • Wednesday 8–5 • Thur. & Fri. Dr. Clint Shoultz 715 S. 9th St., Petersburg 812-354-9400 The Shoultz Eye Care office in now open for routine care and exams! We are following new guidelines set by the Governor's office and Indiana Optometric Association by limiting the number of patients seen to limit patient interaction and to properly sanitize between them. Patients will be required to wear masks into the office. Please bring your own mask or bandana due to limited availability of PPE. Call 812-354-9400 to schedule your appointment! Locally Owned and Operated NOW OPEN FOR ROUTINE EXAMS Youth Group landscapes First Baptist Six Petersburg First Baptist Youth Group Camp Connect members, along with youth leader Tammy Graham, took some time Tuesday afternoon to renovate the landscaping on Poplar Street. Their next pro- ject is to landscape street side, next to the activities building in memory of Mike Jones. Graham has been youth leader for 23 years at the church on Poplar street. Those that participated in the outside work at the church on Tuesday were, left to right: Jordyn Graham, Macey Stilwell, Heidi Woodford, Reagan Craig, Wyatt Majors, Tammy Graham and Chloey Graham. Tammy Graham is the daughter of Charles Baxter, who was pastor of First Baptist Church for 20 years. James Capozella photo Pike Central updates gym bleachers Above: Pike Central's High School gym is full of parts and pieces that will be assembled over the next few weeks into a new set of bleachers. They re- place the original bleachers put in place for the 1975-76 school year. The wooden bleachers will have 27 rows on each side. It consists of a four-row unit and a 23-row unit on each side. Both units can be compressed. They will resemble the original bleach- ers, but are handicap accessi- ble. The seating capacity will be 1,888 on the sides. Right: Michael Oakman bolts together hardware on the new bleachers being installed at the Pike Central High School gym- nasium. Lee Construction is in- stalling the bleachers.

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